David Glass has kept such a low public profile since stepping down as Walmart president and CEO it was surprising to see his name pop up as the featured speaker at an upcoming event in Northwest Arkansas.
Glass stepped down as CEO of Walmart nearly 15 years ago and he’s scarcely been heard from since, leaving those newer to the company to know him largely as the guy after whom the company’s massive information technology building is named.
That situation changes Thursday, Feb. 6 when Glass is due to speak at the annual dinner of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce. While Glass was never the most dynamic speaker even in his heyday, those who attend the event could be in for a treat. As anyone who as ever heard the legendary retailer speak can attest, the timeless wisdom he imparted always trumped the measured pace of his delivery style.